Southpoint News – Oct. 21, 2018
Preparing the Heart for Forgiveness
The suicide bomber goes to his death with a prayer on his lips.
The suicide bomber loves God.
He shows his love by how deeply he hates.
He loves so much he kills sinners on behalf of God and takes his own life.
He loves by hating.
He worships by hating.
He loves the God he imagines.
The beauty of the cross is exquisite.
An agony of beauty
The cross is where human ugliness is swallowed
by the beauty of forgiving love
In a collision of sin and grace.
The greatest beauty emerges
In the midst of the greatest ugliness.
From this beauty God saves the world.
This is our gospel.
*inspired from bits and pieces pulled out and pieced together from Unconditional: The Call of Jesus to Radical Forgiveness
October: Community Lectio Divina
Our last lectio of October will be this Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 9:30-10:30 am. Join us in Shiloh Shelter of Kingfisher Farm.
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Conflict and the Art of Repair
LIFEAPP is an organization in Langley creating communal spaces for conversations about important topics.
SOUL: A monthly event hosted by LifeApp, mixing something like a TED talk, a live band, an Oprah interview, and an after-party with some great food – creating an environment where anyone regardless of spiritual belief, cultural background or sexual orientation, is inspired to take action toward personal growth in their relationships at home, work, and in the community.
The content is universal, the means of communication is creative, well suited for youth and adults. 5 of us went together this past week, and it was a great evening. If you enjoy live music, food, conversation around relevant topics, come join us! RSVP to Anne.
Friday, Nov 2nd
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Chief Sepass Theatre
9096 Trattle Street, Langley
Fall 2018 Ordinary Time
The Flow of Love: Where the Rubber Meets the Road
“Blessed are the Meek”, Mt. 5:38-48
“Do I really want to Love?”
ALL OUT – Gathering Groups
“Blessed are those who Hunger for Righteousness”, Mt. 6:1-18
“Why am I doing this?”
“Blessed are the Pure in Heart”
“What do I desire?”
“Blessed are the Merciful”, Mt. 7:1-12
“What if I let go of judgement?”
“Blessed are the Peacemakers”
“Which is the way of peace?”
Christ the King Sunday: ALL IN + POT LUCK – Advent Preparation
(please bring plenty of food to share at our Pot Luck!)
The Well: The Artist Guild of the Church at Southpoint
Next Artist Guild is Friday, Oct. 26th.
If you are ages 11-99 and would like the opportunity to create together based on the themes and stories of our Sunday morning worship services come down to Kingfisher Farm this Friday. We’re going to explore God’s movement in our lives, our community and our world through visual art, music and drama. We’ll meet the 2nd and 4th Fridays of Oct and Nov.
Where: Shiloh Shelter
No previous experience necessary – all levels welcome!
Please rsvp to Angela this week so she knows who to expect.
There are many prayer needs in our community right now. If you would like to join the prayer chain to be in more intentional prayer for our community, or if you have a need for prayer that you would like to pass on to the prayer chain, please contact John Hardy.